A versatile and promising performer bringing “sonorous life” to the stage [Cleveland Plain Dealer], cellist Caroline Bean’s musical endeavors cover the span of solo, chamber, and orchestral playing. As a soloist noted for her “style and virtuosity” [ClevelandClassical], Carrie has performed with the Florida Orchestra and the Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra of Cleveland. As a chamber musician Carrie has appeared at the Norfolk and Sarasota chamber music festivals, held a two-year residency at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia with the Atlas Piano Trio, and performs throughout New York City in such notable venues as Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, the 92nd St. Y, and Le Poisson Rouge. She has collaborated with such artists as Jaime Laredo, Sarah Chang, Charles Neidich, and Rolf Schulte. International performance highlights include concerts at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Das Konzerthaus Berlin, and a gathering of the Organization of American States in Medellín, Colombia.
Carrie was a fellow at the New World Symphony from 2009-2011 in Miami Beach, Florida, and has also performed with the San Francisco Symphony. She was an orchestral fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and recipient of the center’s Karl Zeise Memorial Cello Award. She was a participant and performer at the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh, England. Her work with small ensembles and orchestras can be heard on the Albany, Avie, BSO Classics, and GlorClassics recording labels, including an upcoming recording with the chamber music outreach group Phoenix Ensemble.
As a performer who values the work of today’s composers, Carrie is a member of the New York-based ensemble Hotel Elefant and participated in the 2013 Carnegie Hall workshop "New Voices, New Music," led by David Lang and the International Contemporary Ensemble. She has collaborated with such diverse composers as John Adams, Oliver Knussen, Michael Gordon, Richard Carrick, Sahba Aminikia, and Mary Kouyoumdjian in performances of their works, and took part in the 2008 Elliott Carter Centennial celebration at Tanglewood. She was soloist at the 2010 Aldeburgh Festival in England in a premiere of Fang Man’s Tao for Sheng, Cello, and Orchestra.
Carrie served as an adjunct instructor in the music department at CUNY Queens College, where she taught cello and chamber music. In 2014 and 2012 she was a guest teaching artist for the National Youth Orchestra of Honduras as a part of an arts teaching initiative sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. In her extensive collaborations with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, she has performed in Panama, Brazil, and Colombia, while interacting with local youth orchestras in projects designed to mentor young musicians. She was a cello faculty member at the Harlem Opus 118 School in New York, and has also taught at the Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts (Harlem, NY), Eastman Community Music School (Rochester, NY), the New World Symphony’s MusicLab program (Miami, FL), and the Waldorf School of the Peninsula (California). At the Bowdoin Music Festival (Maine) she was a teaching assistant to Professor Steven Doane.
Carrie holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University, where she was also a recipient of a faculty-awarded Performer’s Certificate (ESM), Arts Leadership Certificate (ESM), and Jacobs Scholar Award (IU), the School of Music’s highest scholarship award. She was recipient of an Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship from the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, where she is pursuing doctoral studies. Her teachers include Steven Doane, Janos Starker, Marcy Rosen, Sharon Robinson, and Scott Kluksdahl. She studied chamber music with the Tokyo, Artis, and Ying Quartets, and has performed in master classes for such cellists as Frans Helmerson, Paul Katz, and Timothy Eddy.
A resident of Washington, D.C., Carrie is the newest member of the string section in "The President's Own" Marine Band, where she performs chamber music regularly at the White House and State Department, and in public concert settings throughout the D.C. metro area.
The benefits acquired from a musical education are lasting and important. They enrich and follow us throughout our entire lives, instilling creativity and self-expression, process-oriented discipline, aesthetic values, concentration, and confidence. I believe every child can have a life-long journey with music. In my teaching I create a constructive and encouraging environment and am committed to guiding a student to the next step in his or her development. In lessons I emphasize technique and posture, ear training and rhythm, and guide musical awareness. I strive to foster a love for the learning process and to help students attain a high level of physical freedom with the instrument, out of which musical sensitivity develops.
Lessons available for:
Beginners (age 5+)
Youth orchestra tutoring
Audition coaching (summer camps and festivals, etc.)
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My experience and qualifications include the following:
• Suzuki teacher training at the Chicago Suzuki Institute
• Chamber music and cello section coach at the DC Youth Orchestra Program
• Cello instructor at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
• Adjunct faculty at CUNY Queens College for cello and chamber music
• Cello instructor at the Harlem Opus 118 School, Eastman Community Music School
• Guest cello teacher at the Honduran National Youth Orchestra Camp
• Cello section coach for the New World Symphony’s public school outreach program
• Private studio teaching in California, New York, and DC
• Chamber music instructor and cello teacher at the Waldorf School of the Peninsula
• Teaching assistant at the Bowdoin International Music Festival
• Doctor of Musical Arts, in progress at the CUNY Graduate Center
• Master of Music from Indiana University
• Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music
I'm excited to join this group as a new member for their upcoming season in New York!